» 04/03/2012, 00.00
Punjab: Muslim threats against Christians during Holy Week
In Eidgah Colony, Sarghoda District, fanatics defaced signs and sacred images belonging to the minority. Police refuse to file a report on the incident, tell complainants to leave the station. Human rights activists file a writ before the Lahore High Court for violation of religious freedom.
Punjab: “dangerous” to say Jesus is son of God
Some Muslim extremists warned the Christian community: affirming the divine nature of Christ hurts the feelings of the Muslim community so prayers to the “supposed” son of God should cease immediately.
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Lahore: Muslims and Christians call for action against terrorism, promises are not enough
Journalists and activists criticise Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech after the Easter attack. For them, terrorists “are not afraid of slogans”. Public opinion wants more action, less talk, like the implementation of the National Action Plan. Military operations in Punjab are a failure.
Punjab, Muslims and Christians clash over threshing machine: one dead and two injured
A trivial quarrel between two old friends - one Christian and one Muslim - triggers wrath of the Islamic community, who opened fire on a Christian village. Police and rangers struggle to stop fighting. Local priest: "Hatred of the neighbor has become common practice; authorities must defend religious minorities."
Pakistani Christian leader receives threats, told to “stop building churches or we will kill you”
Since February, "unknown extremists" have threatened Javed David, of the ‘Hope for the Light Ministries’. Since 2013, he and his associates have been helping poor Christian communities build places of worship.
Multan: threats against Christian nurse for condemning Qur‘an burning and church attacks
Waris Masih and his family have been forced to flee their home. He strongly condemned attacks against both Islam and Christianity. By contrast, for his Muslim colleagues, burning churches and Bibles is legitimate. Pakistani clergyman urges the West to think about the consequences of its actions. Seven incidents of anti-Christian violence follow the burning of a copy of the Qur‘an.
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